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China mounts air exercise with Turkey, U.S. says
Reuters ^ | 10/8/2010 | Reuters

Posted on 10/10/2010 8:47:12 PM PDT by ErnstStavroBlofeld

The air forces of China and Turkey have carried out a joint exercise, the U.S. Defense Department said on Friday, in what appeared to be the first such drill involving Beijing and a NATO member country.

Turkey assured the United States it would take the "utmost care" to protect sensitive U.S. and NATO technologies, said U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel Tamara Parker, a department spokeswoman.

She described Turkey's government as committed to the NATO alliance and the continuation of strong ties to the United States.

"To the best of our knowledge, U.S.-made F-16s were not involved in the exercise," Parker said. She referred a caller to the Turkish government for details of the maneuvers.

The office of the Turkish defense attache in Washington did not respond to a request for comment.

Turkish press reports have said the exercises took place September 20 through October 4 at the Konya air base in Turkey's central Anatolia region.

(Excerpt) Read more at ca.reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: ankara; beijing; china; f16; f16s; incirlik; nato; pla; plaaf; prc; turkey

1 posted on 10/10/2010 8:47:15 PM PDT by ErnstStavroBlofeld
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To: ErnstStavroBlofeld
China mounts air exercise with Turkey

We should join them and bring the mashed potatoes and gravy

2 posted on 10/10/2010 8:50:42 PM PDT by HospiceNurse
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To: ErnstStavroBlofeld

This is what happens when this administration projects weakness: our “allies” start to cozy up to China and Iran.


3 posted on 10/10/2010 8:53:13 PM PDT by reeb88 (How much fun are 72 virgins anyway? How much crying can one martyr take?)
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To: ErnstStavroBlofeld
Turkey assured the United States it would take the "utmost care" to protect sensitive U.S. and NATO technologies

Yeah.
4 posted on 10/10/2010 8:54:26 PM PDT by Trod Upon (Obama: Making the Carter malaise look good. Misery Index in 3...2...1)
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To: ErnstStavroBlofeld

Prophecy in the making...before our very own eyes. God help us!


5 posted on 10/10/2010 8:55:06 PM PDT by RoseofTexas
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To: reeb88

The problem is that Incirlik Air Base in Turkey holds 100 B-61 atomic bombs each with 340 kilotons apiece.


6 posted on 10/10/2010 8:56:11 PM PDT by ErnstStavroBlofeld
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To: ErnstStavroBlofeld

The problem is that Incirlik Air Base in Turkey holds 100 B-61 atomic bombs each with 340 kilotons apiece.


Under whose control?


7 posted on 10/10/2010 8:59:19 PM PDT by unkus
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To: reeb88

The Islamics are taking over Turkey little by little and they will need new allies to stand against the west. Ta da, China.


8 posted on 10/10/2010 9:00:34 PM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com <--- My Fiction/ Science Fiction Board)
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To: unkus

The weapons are stored within a vault in Hardened Aircraft Shelters, using the USAF WS3 Weapon Storage and Security System.


9 posted on 10/10/2010 9:01:13 PM PDT by ErnstStavroBlofeld
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To: ErnstStavroBlofeld

So they are under USAF control?


10 posted on 10/10/2010 9:03:29 PM PDT by unkus
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To: unkus

USAF Munitions control.


11 posted on 10/10/2010 9:04:50 PM PDT by ErnstStavroBlofeld
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To: ErnstStavroBlofeld

Thank you.


12 posted on 10/10/2010 9:06:19 PM PDT by unkus
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To: unkus

No problem


13 posted on 10/10/2010 9:07:27 PM PDT by ErnstStavroBlofeld
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To: ErnstStavroBlofeld

Purely a training exercise... so the Chinese can learn the strengths and weaknesses of the F-16...


14 posted on 10/10/2010 9:13:38 PM PDT by Redbob (W.W.J.B.D.: "What Would Jack Bauer Do?")
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To: Redbob

Redbob, you are 100% on target on that one. Training exercise? What a crock.


15 posted on 10/10/2010 9:15:39 PM PDT by SusanKatzKeating (Admit nothing; deny everything; make counteraccusations)
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To: Redbob

This “exercise” was Turkey giving the finger to the U.S The USAF should seriously consider moving those atomic bombs.


16 posted on 10/10/2010 9:16:22 PM PDT by ErnstStavroBlofeld
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To: unkus

“So they are under USAF control?”

Another reason to be very, very nervous about this so called exercise.


17 posted on 10/10/2010 9:17:00 PM PDT by SusanKatzKeating (Admit nothing; deny everything; make counteraccusations)
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To: unkus

“So they are under USAF control?”

Another reason to be very, very nervous about this so called exercise.


18 posted on 10/10/2010 9:17:11 PM PDT by SusanKatzKeating (Admit nothing; deny everything; make counteraccusations)
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To: SusanKatzKeating

These bombs are underground in a hardened aircraft shelter and the USAF only have the codes to release them.


19 posted on 10/10/2010 9:20:31 PM PDT by ErnstStavroBlofeld
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To: ErnstStavroBlofeld

Hindsight is always 20/20. As much as we needed Turkey in the Cold War, we don’t have them in the Global War against Islamofascism. Of course, that they are hooked up with Iran, China and Russia, (which we learned a month or 2 ago regarding import and deployment of advanced SAM missile batteries) comes as no surprise if one reads Ezekiel 38 & 39 and Revelation 16:12-17; 19:11-21...

Turkey is a lost cause, and we OUGHT to view them as an adversary at the very least — and a potential ENEMY should an open war between Israel and Iran break out — or even if we and Iran get into a conflict. It’s not difficult to figure out that Turkey would at least side surreptitiously with Iran and Syria in ANY conflict against Israel AND America.


20 posted on 10/10/2010 9:29:07 PM PDT by patriot preacher
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To: ErnstStavroBlofeld

“These bombs are underground in a hardened aircraft shelter and the USAF only have the codes to release them.”

Thank you for that comforting qualifier. I will sleep a bit better tonight ; )


21 posted on 10/10/2010 9:32:57 PM PDT by SusanKatzKeating (Admit nothing; deny everything; make counteraccusations)
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To: SusanKatzKeating

I study these things. Especially when it involves cyptography and codes.


22 posted on 10/10/2010 9:35:35 PM PDT by ErnstStavroBlofeld
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To: SusanKatzKeating

The United States is in great danger from within and from without.


23 posted on 10/10/2010 9:39:36 PM PDT by unkus
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To: unkus

Agreed. And it scares me that only a relative few can see it.


24 posted on 10/10/2010 9:44:49 PM PDT by SusanKatzKeating (Admit nothing; deny everything; make counteraccusations)
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To: patriot preacher

I agree


25 posted on 10/10/2010 9:48:20 PM PDT by ErnstStavroBlofeld
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To: SusanKatzKeating

I firmly beleive that Evil has 100% to do with it. Something is very wrong and I hate to say it but the elections in Nov. are going to change very little, I’m afraid.


26 posted on 10/10/2010 9:56:40 PM PDT by unkus
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To: ErnstStavroBlofeld

Release 1 nuke on Ankaraa, another on Damascus, a dozen or two on Iran, NK, China and Russia and blame it all on some rogue chinese muslims.


27 posted on 10/10/2010 10:07:44 PM PDT by Yehuda (Land of the free, THANKS TO THE BRAVE!)
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